Sergio De Beukelaer: (cat.)(draw.)

Sergio De Beukelaer

Stockmans Art Book, 2024


A publication on the constructed, colourful world of Antwerp based artist Sergio De Beukelaer (b. 1971) presenting his archive of sketches, designs and preliminary drawings between the years 1997-2023.

(cat.)(draw.) follows our first book published with Sergio (cat.) and presents the prequel to the final result. Discover how an artist plots his designs, and handles his archive of drawings. This book gives a greater insight in the heart of the matter behind Sergio De Beukelaer’s artworks. Sergio’s drawings expose him indiscriminately, hence why he has waited until 2023 to reveal them. Stating:

What mathematics is to an engineer, drawings are to an artist.

It is the seedbed from which an idea springs. When I am in a gallery or a museum, I want to gain insight and be nurtured. To paraphrase Umberto Eco, a work of art “is a machine for generating interpretations”. He believes that any interpretation can make sense and I agree with him. A good image makes you
think. That’s why I feel so good about research as the seed for an image. An artist proceeds intuitively and then interpretations emerge. And that point where the artist touches the essence, that’s when it gets really interesting for the observer.”
The artists drawing’s therefore take on a new and higher level of value and intrigue.


ISBN: 9789464363555

320 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 29,5 x 23 cm, hardcover, Engels